Monday, 23 January 2017

Different types of leader

Hello readers, hope you are all good and hope you enjoyed the weekend. Today, I will be writing about the different type of leaders. I hope you will gain a thing or two. A leader is an individual that inspires a group of people to achieve a particular goal. A leader could be autocratic, participative, transactional or transformational.

The Autocratic Leader
This is a type of leader that makes all the decisions. He/She does not delegate duties to other team members. He/She controls all their actions. This type of leadership could be effective when staff are lowly skilled and they require a lot of supervision in order to be able to achieve a task or the goals of the organisation. A business that requires minimal error could also apply the autocratic style of leadership.

The Participative Leader
This is a type of leader that takes the contribution of his/her team members into consideration but he/she makes the ultimate decision. In other words, this type of leader encourages the contribution of team members. When employees contributions are taken into consideration it motivates them to work better. It makes them to accept changes in the organisation easily. This type of leadership also poses an advantage when short term decisions need to be made.

The Transactional Leader
This type of leader motivates team members through reward and punishment. This type of leader is also called the managerial leader. If an employee should break any of the laid down rules and regulation, the employee will be punished. If an employee performs in such a way that pleases the leader, the employee will be rewarded. This leader only encourages ideas within the context of the culture of the business. A transactional leader is only majorly interested in making sure that the operations of the business goes on well, and do not really care about the company attaining the market leadership position.

The Transformational Leader
This is a leader that inspire team members to achieve a particular goal through positive motivation. This leader communicates effectively to employees in order to meet the business goals. This style of leadership encourages changes, thus an organisational culture can be changed. The leader also encourages great ideas that are not within the context of the culture of the organisation. The leader is not only concerned about achieving the goals of an organisation but also concerned about the development  of his/her team members. Decision making duties are also delegated to team members, which help them develop leadership skills.

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